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Hovenweep National Monument :: Bluff, UT

Hovenweep is a Ute Indian word meaning “deserted valley,” which was applied to the area by the famous pioneer photographer William H. Jackson in 1874. This tour takes you from the visitor center to outlying sites, some of which are difficult to rea

Hackberry Ruins, Hovenweep National Monument :: Montezuma Creek, UT

The first stop on this tour is Cahone Lake, a small impoundment created more than 800 years ago by the Anasazi to trap water. The pond has been maintained and improved more recently by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The reservoir is tiny an

Square Tower Loop, Hovenweep National Monument :: Montezuma Creek, UT

This fascinating site combines some of the better birding in the area with some of the most fascinating archaeology in North America. The habitat is primarily pinyon-juniper, but the pueblo sites in the monument are located at springs situated at the

Cutthroat Castle- Hovenweep National Monument :: Cortez, CO

This short trail leads to the remarkable ancestral ruins of Cutthroat Castle and a glimpse of Puebloan life in the arid southwest 800 years ago. Approximately 0.5 mile from the Cutthroat Castle site is Painted Hand Pueblo, located inside Canyon of th

Square Tower Trail: Hovenweep National Monument :: Cortez, CO

The Square Tower Trail in Hovenweep National Monument is an excellent adventure for families. This 1.75-mile round-trip hike takes hikers for a short journey around the rim of Little Ruin Canyon, and offers beautiful views of the ruins located in the

Square Tower Trail: Hovenweep National Monument :: Cortez, CO

The Square Tower Trail in Hovenweep National Monument is an excellent adventure for families. This 1.75-mile round-trip hike takes hikers for a short journey around the rim of Little Ruin Canyon and offers beautiful views of the ruins located in the

Trail to Hackberry and Horseshoe Pueblos :: Hovenweep National Monument - Holly Unit, CO

Trail to Hackberry and Horseshoe Pueblos is a hiking trail in Colorado and Utah. It is within Rare Lizard and Snake Instant Study Area, Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit, and Hovenweep National Monument - Holly Unit. It is 3.4 miles lon

Paved Sidewalk :: Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit, UT

Paved Sidewalk is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 5,243 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 43

Ruins Trail :: Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit, UT

Ruins Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 5,204 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 504 f

Southeast Utah Campgrounds :: Blanding, UT

Utah is an outdoor kind of place, and the southeast section of the state is no exception when it comes to enjoying the great out-of-doors. Photographers will find a multitude of scenes worthy of their film including petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock, anc

Sand Canyon :: Cortez, CO

Characterized by sandstone canyons and broad mesas, the southwestern corner of Colorado features a variety of prehistoric cliff dwellings and ruins. The best known of these archaeological sites are found in Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep Nati

Cutthroat Castle Trail :: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, CO

Cutthroat Castle Trail is a hiking trail in Montezuma County, Colorado. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Cutthroat Units and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 5,837 feet altitude. Traveling the en

Hovenweep :: Blanding, UT

Even if no bike ride or prehistoric ruins awaited, the drive to Hovenweep National Momument from points west would be worth doing: flood plains chock-full of Navajo frame houses and hogans, sitting beneath slickrock hills spotted with junipers. Absol

Bicentennial Scenic Byway: Hanksville to Blanding :: Blanding, UT

A 133-mile high-desert drive across some of the state’s most rugged canyon country. Completed in 1976, Utah’s Bicentennial Highway runs 133 miles from Hanksville to Blanding. South of Hanksville the highway offers fine views of the Henry Mountains to

Bluff Scenic Byway: Bluff to Monument Valley :: Mexican Hat, UT

A 45-mile drive through the desert grandeur of southern San Juan County and the Navajo Indian Reservation, highlighted by views of desert spires and mesas. This is beauty on a grand scale. While the landscapes to the north and east are characterized

Hovenweep :: Cortez, CO

This is an amazing short hike around a seemingly desolate canyon that once teemed with human life. The “tower” ruins at Hovenweep are among the most impressive and best preserved in the Southwest, and defy tidy explanations. Hovenweep National Monum

Hovenweep-Navajo Classic :: Bluff, UT

The Hovenweep-Navajo Classic is an 88.2-mile out-and-back route. The ride’s highlights include the once-thriving, peaceful settlement of Bluff, the “loud serenity” of Navajo Nation desert wilderness, and the engineering mystique of Hovenweep. At 27,0